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Refried Bean Soap Fail


By Heather, Dollar Store Crafts

I’ve said before that the road to soaping is paved with funky and failed soaps, and my first rebatch was no exception. By definition, a rebatch is sort of a fail – it’s taking a failed soap, grating it up and reprocessing it into a hopefully nice bar of soap.

Somehow, I’m talented at making soap that looks like food. This ended up looking just like refried beans straight outta the can. Look, you can even see the whitish specks of whole bean in it!

For those of you who want to create this at home (or try rebatching), here is my recipe:

  • 18.9 oz of grated (and chunked, it looks like) soap
  • 3 oz of water (mixed with powdered milk to add extra luxe)
  • Poppyseeds (for UBER grit)
  • And in case you were wondering what the colorant was, it was a tube of Wet & Wild lipstick* – brown, I’m guessing?

*(Real soapers, don’t roll over in your graves. Beginning soapers have to cut startup costs wherever they can.)

Microwave at 80% for two minutes. Stir and repeat. This will take approximately 8-10 minutes. When it’s smooth, glop it into a mold.

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